AMSA Pharm-free Scorecard 2010
B Rush Medical College
City: Chicago State: IL
Commentary:

Rush Medical College takes a strong stance against gifts from  industry as well as pharmaceutical samples by banning both. The school also has an exemplary disclosure policy, which requires both annual disclosure as well as disclosure to patients in cases where a conflict of interest exists.  Most other domain scores however were average.  The most glaring deficiency for this institution was the lack of a strong conflict of interest curriculum for its students.

 

Updates:

This institution did not provide any new or additional for the 2012-13 AMSA PharmFree Scorecard. This institution's evaluation was last updated: 12/07/2010



Gifts & Meals 3 All gifts and on-site meals are prohibited.
Consulting relationships 3 Consulting relationships must be approved annually, and compensation must be commensurate with time and effort to services rendered.
Industry-funded speaking relationships 2 Faculty are prohibited from participating in speaker's bureaus, but there are no other limitations on speaking engagements.
Disclosure 3 Annual disclosure is required for all employees who receive outside compensation.  Patients must be informed whenever a faculty member is using a device or drug manufactured by a company with which that faculty member has a financial relationship.
Pharmaceutical samples 2 The use of product samples is prohibited in the hospital.  Samples may be used in hospital-owned clinics only when specifically approved by the Chief Medical Officer.
Purchasing & Formularies 2 Individuals participating in product selection must disclose paid consulting relationships before participating in the decision.
Industry Sales Representatives 2 Vendor representatives may meet with faculty only by appointment.
On-campus Education 2 Adherence to ACCME standards is used to regulate all on-site educational activities.
Attendance at Industry-Sponsored Lectures & Meetings Off-Campus 3 Industry is prohibited from selecting the recipients of travel support, and all industry funding arrangements must be approved by the Departmental Chairperson.
Industry Support for Scholarships & Funds for Trainees 3 Trainees who receive funding from industry must be selected by the institution, and the funds must be provided to the department and not directly to the trainee.
Medical school curriculum 1 No policy or policy not provided.
Do the policies specify an oversight mechanism? No A specific person or group responsible for oversight is not clearly established.
Are there explicit sanctions for noncompliance? No Sanctions are established.
What the results mean...
3Model policy
2Good progress toward model policy
1No policy, or policy unlikely to have a substantial effect on behavior
0Did not report
N/APolicy not relevant to this institution (e.g., does not make purchasing decisions)